Toray Plastics (America) Announces Plans to Expand OPP Film Manufacturing

Toray Plastics (America), located in North Kingstown, R.I., is investing in a state-of-the-art 8.7-meter OPP film line and constructing a new building to house the equipment.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. recently announced that it is investing in a new, state-of-the-art 8.7 meter polypropylene film line. The expenditure marks the next phase of Toray’s multi-year strategic plan, which began in 2016, to expand and automate production capabilities in order to meet customer demand and maintain its leadership position. The new capacity is targeted for packaging, label, medical and industrial applications. Toray anticipates start-up in 2020.

“Toray’s commitment to our customers is unwavering, and this expansion continues our path of innovation and growth,” said Christopher Roy, senior vice president and general manager, Torayfan® Division.

This expansion project reportedly features the construction of a new building to house the OPP equipment. Previously completed projects include the construction of a second cogeneration system, automation throughout the plant, including a fully automated packaging line, and the construction of a 28,800-square-foot facility to house a new, high-speed 4.5-meter metallizer.

For more information, visit www.toraytpa.com.

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